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Winter tyre in snow

Before you've even made it to the slopes, prepare to be floored by up to £450 of extra costs when you pick up your hire car this New Year.

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Over 60% of business travellers (63%), who have hired a car, said that collecting a hire car is unnecessarily complicated and stressful, not helped by 63% experiencing the hard sell at the rental desk.

Long palm tree on beach in Cyprus Larnaca

Larnaca has the best deals for a week’s car hire for winter sunseekers, with a medium compact car available for around £80 - £90 from four car hire companies surveyed, however hirers could be paying four times that, once they have picked their car up and paid for extras at the rental desk.

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Holidaymakers planning to hire a car this half term in popular holiday destinations should shop around as some prices being quoted are significantly more than the prices being charged two weeks later

Stressed out man loading holiday suitcases into the car

A recent study by, a leading provider of car hire excess insurance, found that some of the most popular holiday choices for UK travellers are also the most stressful.

Travellers waiting in line at rental desk

Collecting a hire car is unnecessarily complicated and stressful say travellers .

Person booking car hire on mobile

A new study of car hire prices across Europe found that booking the hire car the night before could be cheaper than booking it six weeks in advance.

Person inspecting car for minor damage

One in five (21%) hire car drivers have found damage on a hire car which was not highlighted on the checkout sheet. However, if damage isn’t noted on the checkout sheet, drivers could be held liable and have to pay up to £2,000* in excess across Europe this summer.

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